Valerie Jarrett To Greta: Republicans Put Political Interests Ahead Of "What's Good For The Country"


MSNBC: Senior Adviser to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, joins Greta van Susteren to discuss Obama's fight to preserve his legacy ahead of President-elect Trump's inauguration.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: What was the thing [about your years in the White House] that shocked you the most or the most stunning thing about it?

VALERIE JARRETT: Well, number one, how fast it went. I think when we came in, we thought four and certainly eight years would last forever. But on a serious note, Greta, what surprised me was the willingness of the Republicans in congress to put their short-term political interests ahead of what’s good for the country. I mean, you think about it. The president came into office and we were the middle of the economic crisis, the worst condition since the Great Depression, far worse than in yours or my lifetime.

We had a health care crisis, an energy crisis, a dependence on foreign oil, two wars. You name it. Lots of challenges going on. And I thought they would come to the table and really try to work with us to focus on what we could do to move our country forward together. And so it was disappointing and surprising that they didn’t.

(via Legal Insurrection)

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